“Facing fears is as much about looking inwards as turning our eyes to what is before us.” #bgdtcoaching.
At some point along the path of progress we will most likely encounter one or two difficulties. Perhaps they arrive ‘out of the blue’. Maybe, however, we have been aware of potential hiccups for a while and preferred to pretend all is well. In either case, facing fears is going to be the order of the day sooner or later.
Each of us surely has our own way of handling tough situations, be it in terms of facing fears, overcoming obstacles or any number of other challenges. We know what works best for us and, provided we are honest with ourselves, can take the required steps to ensure forward momentum is not disrupted for too long.
Facing fears is as much about looking inwards as turning our eyes to what is before us. Within our heart lies the key to getting back on track. Recalling the motivation behind our initial efforts, for instance, oftentimes reconnects us with the energy required to move ahead.
In a similar way, being clear about the benefits we expect to gain by achieving a goal might provide us with a renewed sense of enthusiasm to ‘complete the project’. Letting things drift as we go about facing fears, on the contrary, is probably a quick method to destroy the fine work undertaken to date.
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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).